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Audi builds cars at sites all over the world. In addition to the two German Audi plants in Ingolstadt and Neckarsulm, it has production facilities in Győr (Hungary), Brussels (Belgium), Martorell (Spain), Bratislava (Slovakia), Kaluga (Russia), Curitiba (Brazil), Aurangabad (India), and Changchun and Foshan (China). On September 30, 2016, the company inaugurated the twelfth plant in the Audi production network in the Mexican city of San José Chiapa. A complete automobile plant with press shop, body shop, paint shop and assembly shop was erected in the record time of just 3.5 years. Audi produces the Audi Q5 premium SUV at the 400-hectare (988.4 acres) site. The Audi Group also includes the Lamborghini site in Sant’Agata Bolgnese (Italy) and the three Ducati motorcycle plants in Bologna (Italy), Amphur Pluakdaeng (Thailand) and Manaus (Brazil). At all sites, production takes place with uniform, maximum quality standards worldwide, as required by to the Audi Production System and according to the principle: “made by Audi.”

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  • Audi site Ingolstadt
    05/17/17
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    Overview of Audi

    2016 was a fiscal year of major challenges for Audi, but also a year of key strategic decisions for the future. The company is looking to 2017 with cautious optimism. The fuel consumption and emissions of all vehicles named in the text and available in the German market are provided in the list at the end of this basic information.
  • 04/05/17
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    Body development at Audi – innovation, quality and precision

    Audi is writing a new chapter in its successful history of lightweight design. For the coming generation of the Audi A8, an intelligent mix of four materials will be used in the body structure for the first time – more than in any of the brand’s previous production models. The luxury sedan is thus once again rightfully claiming its role as an innovation driver in automotive lightweight design. A tradition that dates back to the year 1994, when the A8 with its aluminum unitary body in Audi Space Frame (ASF) design caused quite a sensation.
  • 03/15/17
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    Audi at the San José Chiapa production site

    A new plant is being created: Audi will produce the Audi Q5 at the site in San José Chiapa in Mexico as of 2016. The most up-to-date production plant in the Audi world is being created on the 460 hectare site (including a just-in-sequence park).
  • 03/15/17
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    Audi at the Ingolstadt site

    The largest production site of the Audi Group and the second largest car factory in Europe. More than half-a-million cars leave the AUDI AG plant at the Ingolstadt site each year. A record-setting 592,337 entirely built Audi models were produced in Ingolstadt last year. An automobile drives off the assembly lines every 30 seconds, or more than 2,500 a day. *The fuel consumption and CO2 emissions of all the models named above and available on the German market are listed in the last chapter of this basic information.
  • 03/15/17
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    Audi at the Neckarsulm site

    As the biggest company in the prospering Heilbronn-Franken economic region, the Neckarsulm site of AUDI AG is also one of the most attractive employers in Baden Württemberg. The city of Neckarsulm, named after the two rivers Neckar and Sulm, has approximately 26,751 inhabitants and provides 37,870 jobs. The Heilbronn-Franken region provides more than 377,237 jobs, with the automotive industry playing an important role. With 16,703 employees, Audi in Neckarsulm is the region’s biggest employer (as of December 31, 2016). The fuel consumption and CO2 emissions of all the models named above and available on the German market are listed in the last chapter of this basic information.
  • 03/15/17
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    Audi at the Aurangabad site

    AUDI AG has been producing automobiles at its site in Aurangabad in the Indian federal state of Maharashtra since September 2007. The Audi A3 Sedan, Audi A4 Sedan, Audi A6 Sedan and the Audi Q3, Audi Q5 and Audi Q7 are produced at the plant of Skoda Auto India Private Limited (SAIPL). In addition, SAIPL produces the Volkswagen Jetta and Passat as well as the Škoda models Yeti, Octavia* and Superb in Aurangabad. The fuel consumption and CO2 emissions of all the models named above and available on the German market are listed in the last chapter of this basic information.
  • 03/15/17
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    Audi at the Bratislava site

    AUDI AG has been building its Audi Q7 premium SUV in Bratislava, the capital of Slovakia, since the end of 2005. The Audi Q7 is built from several hundred components in the state-of-the-art plant at Volkswagen Slovakia.
  • 03/15/17
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    AUDI BRUSSELS S.A./N.V.

    Audi has produced the Audi A1 family exclusively in Brussels, the European capital, since 2010. In 2016, 105,252 automobiles drove off the production line there. Production of the first purely electric-drive SUV from Audi will start in the capital of Belgium in 2018. The plant will also have its own battery production. Also in 2018, production of the Audi A1 will be transferred from Belgium to Martorell, Spain. The fuel consumption and CO2 emissions of all the models named above and available on the German market are listed in the last chapter of this basic information.
  • 03/15/17
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    Audi in China

    Audi has been active in China since 1988 and has been the leader in the country’s premium segment ever since. AUDI AG is represented in China through its joint venture FAW Volkswagen and its one-hundred-percent subsidiary Audi China in Beijing. The Audi joint venture FAW Volkswagen produces the models Audi A4 L, Audi A6 L, Audi A6 L e-tron, Audi Q3 and Audi Q5 in Changchun, northern China. The Audi A6 L and the Audi A4 L were developed especially for China with a longer wheelbase. In 2017, the first locally produced Audi plug in hybrid will be available in China: the Audi A6 L e-tron. In the plant in Foshan in the south of China, the joint venture produces the Audi A3 Sportback and the Audi A3 Sedan. The fuel consumption and CO2 emissions of all the models named above and available on the German market are listed in the last chapter of this basic information.
  • 03/15/17
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    Audi at the Curitiba site

    In 2015, Audi started production of the Audi A3 Sedan at the São José dos Pinhais site in Curitiba, Brazil. Assembly of the Audi Q3 began in 2016. This plant is the only one to produce ethanol powered versions of Audi models.
  • 03/15/17
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    AUDI HUNGARIA Zrt.

    AUDI HUNGARIA Zrt. develops and produces engines at its site in Győr, Hungary, for AUDI AG and other Volkswagen Group companies. In 2013, the company inaugurated a new automobile plant there covering the complete production process. This marked the start of series production of the new Audi A3 Sedan and the Audi A3 Cabriolet. These were followed in 2014 by the new Audi TT Coupé and the Audi TT Roadster, which are built entirely at the Audi plant in Hungary. The fuel consumption and CO2 emissions of all the models named above and available on the German market are listed in the last chapter of this basic information.
  • 03/15/17
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    Audi at the Kaluga site

    In 2016 Audi assembled the models Audi A6, Audi A7, Audi A8 L and Audi Q7 at the site in Kaluga, Russia. In the semi knocked down (SKD) process, the automobiles are first fully assembled at Audi’s plant in Neckarsulm, Germany. They are then partially dismantled before the SKD kits are transported by rail to Kaluga. Assembly is carried out by Volkswagen Group RUS in accordance with the technical and quality specifications of AUDI AG. Audi has been assembling SKD kits in cooperation with Volkswagen Group Rus at the plant in Kaluga since 2009.
  • 03/03/16
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    Audi at the Jakarta site

    Audi’s automobile production in Indonesia started in January 2011. In cooperation with INDOMOBIL/Garuda Mataram Motor, the models Audi A4 1.8 TFSI*, Audi A6 2.0 TFSI* and Audi A6 2.8 FSI are to be assembled in so-called SKD (semi knocked down) production in the country’s capital, Jakarta. Garuda Mataram Motor distributes the Audi automobiles. Indonesia is regarded as the most important ASEAN country (Association of South-East Asian Nations). *The fuel consumption and CO2 emissions of all the models named above and available on the German market are listed in the last chapter of this basic information.
  • 03/03/16
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    Audi at the Martorell site

    Audi has been producing the Audi Q3 and the Audi RS Q3 at the SEAT site in Martorell near Barcelona in Spain since the spring of 2011. The compact, sporty SUV is produced with state of the art equipment. In the fall of 2014, the second-generation Audi Q3 went into series production; the new Audi RS Q3 followed at the beginning of 2015. Last year, the number of cars produced was increased to 135,852 (2015: 134,170).
  • 03/03/16
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    Audi Tooling Barcelona

    Audi Tooling Barcelona (ATB) is based in Martorell in the region of Catalonia, Spain, and is active in the areas of toolmaking and plant engineering. The company can look back on a history of more than ten years. Its customers include SEAT as well as the Audi production plants, and it currently employs approximately 150 employees.
  • 11/18/13
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    Element of growth strategy: the new Audi production facility in Münchsmünster

    The Audi site in Ingolstadt has been growing for many years. Expansion in the region is necessary. Due to the good transport connections, a new Audi manufacturing facility has been created in Münchsmünster. The 48-hectare (118 acre) site is located approximately 30 kilometers east of Ingolstadt. A competence center is located there on a site of 31 hectares for the production of die-cast aluminum structural parts, hot- and cold-formed pressed parts and suspension components. Production is now running at full speed with more than 800 employees working three shifts.
  • 06/12/13
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    Audi expands its Hungarian site in Győr into a fully-fledged car factory

    AUDI AG has expanded its site in Győr into a complete automobile factory. The expansion, which represents an investment volume of more than €900 million, is creating 2,100 new jobs in the northwest of Hungary. The first models to roll off the new production lines will be the Audi A3 Sedan and the S3 Sedan.
  • 06/12/13
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    Audi Hungaria: in the press shop

    320 meters long, 58 meters wide and 17 meters high –Hall G 55, the press shop, isn’t the biggest building of the Audi Hungaria plant in Győr. But it’s something like the cornerstone of the production process – the section where the production of each individual car begins. The building’s foundations consist of a seamless slab of reinforced concrete 1.5 meters thick and eight meters below the surface of the ground. The slab is supported by 360 bored piles 15 meters long and 0.8 meters in diameter.

Recent Press Releases

  • 06/21/17
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    Second electric car for Audi’s production network

    Audi is expanding its model portfolio with a new e-tron-model. Production of the Audi e-tron Sportback will start at Audi Brussels (Belgium) in 2019. That Audi plant will therefore be responsible for producing a second fully electric model. The Audi e-tron electric SUV will drive off the assembly line there as of 2018.
  • 04/13/17
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    Audi Sport racing academy – promoting talent

    The Audi driving experience is now redirecting its program in motorsport: the team around the driver coach and mentor Sepp Haider will focus on the promotion of young talent in the Audi Sport racing academy. In addition to theoretical and sports training, the academy’s comprehensive program also includes practice in the Audi Sport TT Cup and, for the first time, in the ADAC GT Masters.
  • 04/11/17
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    Plans for two new Q models in the Audi production network

    Audi is to expand its portfolio with two new Q models and has announced where they will be built: Production of the Audi Q8 will start in Bratislava (Slovakia) in 2018 and the first Audi Q4 will drive off the assembly line in Győr (Hungary) in 2019.
  • 04/05/17
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    Looking ahead to the new Audi A8: Space Frame with a unique mix of materials

    Audi is writing a new chapter in its lightweight design success story. For the next generation of the Audi A8*, an intelligent mix of four materials is being used for the first time in the weight-bearing body structure – more materials than in any of the brand’s previous production models. The luxury sedan is thus once again rightfully claiming its role as an innovation driver in automotive lightweight design: Its low weight and impressive rigidity offer greater performance, efficiency and safety.
  • 03/17/17
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    Audi Hungaria: solid results for 2016

    AUDI HUNGARIA Zrt. ended the year 2016 with solid results: The company's engine production operations built 1,926,638 engines (2015: 2,022,520). The automotive production side built a total of 122,975 automobiles (2015: 159,842), including the new models Audi TT RS Coupé and Roadster. The premium manufacturer achieved revenue of €7,136 million (2015: € 7,906 million). At the end of the year the company had 11,631 employees (2015: 11,411).
  • 02/24/17
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    Johannes Roscheck is the new president of Audi do Brasil

    Dr. Johannes Roscheck is the new president and CEO of Audi do Brasil. With great expertise in the automotive sector and knowledge of the Brazilian market, Roscheck, who is an Austrian, has served as CFO in the brand's production unit in Curitiba already in the 1990s.
  • 01/24/17
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    Audi etches symbols into car paint

    Audi has developed a process for the partial matting of painted surfaces. A special powder roughens the clear lacquer on the surface to a depth of a few thousandths of a millimeter so that individual markings become visible. With this process, the Audi exclusive program offers personalized design of the side blades for all R8 customers.
  • 01/19/17
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    An Audi success story – 8 million cars with quattro drive

    The brand is celebrating a special milestone that also is a fitting occasion for this time of year: rolling off the production line at the new plant in San José Chiapa is the 8 millionth Audi with quattro drive – the technology that delivers a big, built-in boost in safety and driving pleasure, even on snow and ice. The milestone car is a garnet red Audi Q5 2.0 TFSI quattro*.
  • 01/18/17
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    2016: Another good year for Audi Hungaria

    AUDI HUNGARIA Zrt. had a successful year 2016 with 1,926,638 engines and 122,975 automobiles produced. With these good levels of production, Audi Hungaria operated at a very stable level in 2016 and is a key mainstay of the Audi Group. Premium is a guiding principle in Győr: In March, the Audi TT RS received the “Innovation of the Year” award. Its engine, the 2.5 liter TFSI five cylinder engine with 400 horsepower, won the “International Engine of the Year” prize for the seventh time in 2016. At present, 11,631 people are employed at Audi Hungaria.
  • 01/17/17
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    AUDI AG and FAW Group sign strategic growth plan for China

    AUDI AG is set to further expand its business activities in the Chinese market: Together with its local partner FAW Group, the company has defined 21 key strategy fields with respective goals in a 10-year plan. Audi will significantly expand its model portfolio locally produced at FAW VW and enter new segments, including electrified automobiles. With a new dedicated company for mobility and digital services, the two partners want to advance their joint commitment in this expanding premium business segment. Furthermore Audi and FAW will intensify their collaboration in financial services aiming to serve the rapidly growing demand from Audi customers in this field. With this agenda for the future, Audi and FAW are laying the groundwork to continue the growth strategy of the four rings in China.
  • 12/09/16
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    Audi Brussels wins environment award “Trends Business Tour 2016”

    Audi Brussels has received the environment award “Trends Business Tour 2016.” The brand with the Four Rings succeeded against strong competition, including the energy giant EDF, the consulting company Energiris, and the bio-drink producer Simone a Soif. The jury stated that the key criterion for the decision was the convincing overall sustainability concept of Audi Brussels.
  • 11/29/16
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    Audi Hungaria passes millions mark in production

    The one millionth car has rolled off the assembly line at Audi Hungaria, powered by the 30 millionth engine from Győr: a five cylinder TFSI with 294 kW (400 hp). Employees of Audi Hungaria celebrated the ceremonial car – an Audi TT RS Coupé in Catalunya red – with Zsolt Borkai, Lord Mayor of Győr, and Peter Kössler, Chairman of the Board of Management at Audi Hungaria, in attendance.
  • 11/22/16
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    More room for the modern way of working: new office complex for Audi in Ingolstadt

    Promote new ideas and creative work: that is the goal of Audi’s new “Areal Süd” office complex. Following construction that took just less than two years, the first 1,000 employees are now moving in. The new H6 building at the Ingolstadt site features a distinctive, open and innovative office structure. In addition, the new company cafeteria has been open since October 10.
  • 11/14/16
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    Audi outlines growth plan for China business

    Audi has outlined a growth plan for its joint business with FAW Group for the next 10 years, setting the course for sustainable growth in the brand’s largest global market. The partners will intensify their cooperation in key future fields of the automobile industry.
  • 11/11/16
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    Audi production in Münchsmünster in full swing

    Audi is reaching top form in Münchsmünster. In 2016 alone, the competence¬ center for high-tech chassis components, aluminum structural components and pressings will turn out more than 23 million components. That is far more than the original planned output of 21 million. The location now employs over 800 people and all sections of the plant are operating on a three-shift basis. The smart factory – intelligent and connected – is likewise gradually becoming a reality in Münchsmünster.
  • 10/25/16
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    Smart Factory Hackathon: Talented data-science specialists develop solutions for the factory of the future

    “Data drives our production – you innovate from our data” is the motto of the Smart Factory Hackathon, which was held at the Audi Forum Ingolstadt from October 19 to 21. Talented young data-science specialists from the fields of IT, mathematics and engineering developed innovative software solutions for the factory of the future, based on genuine but anonymized data sets from Audi’s production. On Friday afternoon, the winners of the IT competition were awarded their prizes: The “Happy Unicorns” team won first prize with its idea on the subject of container management.
  • 10/19/16
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    Audi trains development engineers for electric mobility

    Audi engineers in the lecture hall: At the Technical University of Ingolstadt (THI), powertrain development engineers from Audi are expanding their knowledge in the field of electric mobility. The goal of the project is to increase their strategic and technical expertise. The company intends to further strengthen its innovative power by gaining additional stimulus from the world of science.
  • 10/01/16
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    Audi México opens supplier park in San José Chiapa

    The latest member of the Audi production network is setting global standards, also with its supplier park: The new JIS (Just-in-Sequence) Park next to the Audi plant in San José Chiapa, Mexico, has the advantage of short distances between production and suppliers. Seven suppliers and providers of logistics services have already set up operations there. The new JIS Park will create some 1,000 jobs.
  • 10/01/16
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    Audi México: state-of-the-art technology for top quality

    The Audi plant in San José Chiapa officially opened today. The guiding principle here is “made by Audi”: The Audi Production System (APS) implements a uniformly high standard for quality worldwide. To validate its premium quality, the company is networking its new plant with other sites in the Audi global production network. Working in the production control center, known as P-Control, are 105 employees from various technical disciplines, who monitor how the new Audi Q5 is produced from a bird's-eye view. In combination with the site’s quality laboratory and training center, Audi ensures compliance with the quality standards that apply to its production facilities worldwide.
  • 09/30/16
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    AUDI AG opens automobile plant in Mexico

    Audi is further expanding its worldwide production network and thus continuing along its path of global growth. This Friday, the Audi Board of Management opened the company’s first automobile plant on the North American continent. Starting now, the brand with the Four Rings will produce the new generation of the Audi Q5* for the world market in San José Chiapa in Mexico’s federal state of Puebla. The plant has an annual production capacity of approximately 150,000 premium SUVs. By the end of the year, a total of 4,200 jobs will be created locally at Audi México.
  • 09/30/16
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    Lean Award for Audi’s Neckarsulm plant

    The Audi plant in Neckarsulm is to receive the Automotive Lean Production Award in the OEM (Original Equipment Manufacturer) category. The trade magazine Automobil Produktion and the consulting company Agamus Consult award the prize each year in recognition of production facilities that apply the factors of production in a particularly efficient manner. The prize will be awarded in the context of the Automotive Lean Production Congress on November 29 and 30 at the Bosch plant in Blaichach.
  • 09/29/16
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    Save the date: Live stream of opening of the new AUDI AG plant in Mexico

    Audi is further expanding its worldwide production network and is thus maintaining its global growth trajectory. On September 30, the Audi Board of Management will be opening the first Audi car plant on the North American continent. The event will be broadcast live on the Internet and via SmartTV.
  • 09/20/16
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    Audi opens new, highly efficient paint shop

    Audi has put a new topcoat paint shop into operation at its plant in Ingolstadt. Board of Management Member for Production Prof. Dr. Hubert Waltl opened the 12,000 square meter building (129,000 sq. ft.) on Tuesday together with Plant Director Albert Mayer and Group Works Council Chairman Peter Mosch. Up to 900 car bodies a day can be painted there on three floors. Thanks to environmentally friendly technology, the modern application equipment will conserve resources. Ergonomically designed workplaces will make the employees’ work easier.
  • 09/11/16
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    Audi strengthens partnerships with Chinese tech giants

    Audi is strengthening the digital footprint of the brand in its largest global market. Audi China and the brand’s joint venture FAW-Volkswagen signed tripartite memorandums of understanding (MOUs) with Alibaba, Baidu, and Tencent respectively. The partners will deepen their cooperation in the areas of data analysis, internet-vehicle platform building and urban intelligent transport.
  • 09/01/16
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    System of dual training at Audi: Career start into the digital future

    Audi is expanding its activities in the field of dual occupational training: 804 young people, more than ever before, will start their occupational training in Ingolstadt and Neckarsulm this September. The company will continue to provide training to such large numbers of young people in the coming years, and will thus strengthen its position in the future areas of digitization and electric mobility.
  • 08/22/16
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    Audi starts transmission production in China

    Audi is expanding its activities in China. Together with Volkswagen Automatic Transmission Tianjin (VWATJ), the premium brand is inaugurating a new transmission plant this Monday. The plant, in the northern China harbor city of Tianjin, will supply highly efficient 7-speed S tronic transmissions for the new Audi A4 L and other locally produced models.
  • 08/04/16
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    Successful model: one million Audi Q5 from Ingolstadt

    This Thursday, the one-millionth Audi Q5 drove off the production line at Audi’s main plant in Ingolstadt. The jubilee car, an SQ5 in Sepang Blue, will be delivered to a family in Germany. The international success of the Audi Q5 began in 2008, when Audi launched this model in the segment of mid-range SUVs – the second Q-model from the brand with the Four Rings after the Audi Q7. Since then, the Audi Q5 has developed into a favorite with the customers and is to be seen on the roads of more than 100 countries. Because Audi produces this top-seller also in China and India for the respective local markets, worldwide deliveries sum up to nearly 1.6 million vehicles.
  • 07/01/16
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    A small car makes a big impression: the new Audi Q2

    A new car for the main plant of AUDI AG in Ingolstadt: The Audi Q2 has now entered series production there. With this compact SUV “made in Ingolstadt,” the brand with the Four Rings has entered a completely new segment while showing its commitment to its main site on the River Danube. Innovations such as a fully automatic module store in the assembly process help to master increasing production complexity.
  • 05/02/16
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    Spectacular “Audi Late Light Show” to accompany world premiere of new Audi A5 Coupe

    Audi is to present an impressive 3D video mapping light show at the Audi Forum Ingolstadt in advance of the world premiere of the new Audi A5 Coupe. On six consecutive evenings starting on Wednesday, May 25, visitors will be able to enjoy a spectacular light show by the renowned Hungarian group of artists “Maxin10sity.” Everyone is invited to the show – art fans, Audi employees and their families, as well as people from the region and beyond – when the 2,300-square-meter surface of the building on the Audi Piazza is transformed into a unique work of art during the “Audi Late Light Show.” Entry will be free of charge.
  • 04/26/16
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    Audi Environmental Foundation: starting signal for “Smart HOBOS” high-tech beehive

    Bees pollinate about 80 percent of our agricultural plants and wild vegetation, so life without bees is almost impossible. Too little pollination would have severe consequences – both environmental and economic. With the worldwide unique “Smart HOBOS” (HOneyBee Online Studies) project, the Audi Stiftung für Umwelt GmbH (Audi Environmental Foundation) and the Julius Maximilians University of Würzburg are working to protect these vital and fascinating insects. On Tuesday, Prof. Dr. Hubert Waltl, Board of Management Member for Production at AUDI AG and Chairman of the Board of Trustees of the Audi Environmental Foundation; Christoph Hillenbrand, District President of Upper Bavaria; Prof. Dr. Barbara Sponholz, Vice President of Julius Maximilians University of Würzburg; and bee expert Prof. Dr. Jürgen Tautz opened the research station at Audi’s production site in Münchsmünster. The first bees will soon move into their new home.
  • 04/22/16
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    New Audi A8 production officially started at Neckarsulm site

    Audi officially opened the new production halls for the Audi A8* at the Neckarsulm site on Friday – a milestone in the site’s strategy for the future. Production of the A8 started with the operation of a switch at the official opening.
  • 03/11/16
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    Audi starts production of the Audi Q3 in Brazil

    Audi do Brasil just started the production of the Audi Q3 at the site of Curitiba in the state of Paraná. Equipped with a 1.4 TFSI flex engine with 150hp, the SUV is being assembled in a completely new production line. The model was the best-selling premium SUV in the Brazilian market in 2015 and is a key product within the brand’s strategy for the country.
  • 03/11/16
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    Audi develops a new generation of tools

    Audi Toolmaking is racing into the future. The company’s tooling specialists have now passed an important milestone. They have developed a new, highly efficient generation of tools that is up to 20 percent lighter and ten percent more stable than the previous generation. This has been made possible by lightweight and composite construction methods that are used in car body construction. The new tools are already being used in the press shop in Ingolstadt.
  • 03/04/16
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    Albert Mayer to be new plant director in Ingolstadt – Fred Schulze to be product line manager as of April

    Albert Mayer is to become plant director at the Audi site in Ingolstadt as of April 1, 2016. He will succeed to Fred Schulze, who will move to a newly created key position as product line manager for all top end SUV models. Mayer is currently head of production and plant planning at AUDI AG.
  • 01/20/16
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    Audi production network: ready for electric mobility

    Audi is preparing its international production network for the mobility of the future. Large series production of the first purely electric driven SUV from Audi will begin at the site in Brussels in 2018. The plant will also assembly its own batteries. The company will transfer production of the Audi A1 from Belgium to Martorell in Spain. The Audi Q3, which is currently produced in Spain, will be built in Győr (Hungary) in the future.
  • 12/17/15
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    Audi’s logistics of the future: Goods being commissioned move autonomously to employees

    The process of commissioning the other way around: Starting today, logistics employees at Audi will no longer have to fetch the required goods from the material shelves. Instead, the goods will come to them fully automatically on driverless transport systems (DTS). Audi is thus the world’s first automobile manufacturer to implement such a DTS based goods to person concept. The company is currently testing the new method with the commissioning of driver’s manuals at the Audi plant in Ingolstadt.
  • 11/26/15
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    School lessons for refugees: Audi helps job seekers

    Audi and the city of Ingolstadt are helping refugees to obtain German school qualifications and to qualify for vocational training. About 20 migrants aged 18 to 25 will be able to attend school for a total of 24 weeks starting in January 2016. Additional classes are already being planned for the coming school years. The automobile manufacturer is providing financial support for these lessons from its immediate aid fund for refugees. Since September, Audi employees at various of the company’s sites have initiated numerous support projects.
  • 11/25/15
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    Medical gloves for improved ergonomics in production at Audi

    Audi’s Production division is improving ergonomics as well as health and safety in its factories. Employees at the plants in Ingolstadt, Neckarsulm, Brussels and Győr are currently testing new medical gloves. These so called production orthoses reduce pressure stress with many assembly tasks by more than 50 percent. It is planned to put the special glove into series application this year.
  • 10/30/15
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    Hybrid locomotive at Audi plant in Ingolstadt

    This Audi drives on rails: A 1,000 horsepower plug in hybrid locomotive manufactured by Alstom replaces the plant locomotives previously used at the Audi plant in Ingolstadt as of today. This means that components and finished Audi models will now reach the plant’s loading stations in a more climate friendly way.
  • 10/09/15
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    Audi starts production in Brazil

    AUDI AG has started production in Curitiba in the Brazilian federal state of Parana. The latest of thirteen sites in the Audi production network is the first in South America.
  • 09/11/15
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    Audi launches Vocational Training 2.0

    Accessing learning materials at any time, sharing knowledge online and developing work methods independently or in a team: Starting this training year, Audi is rolling out a concept for mobile and digital learning in 16 vocations. The brand with the four rings is the first automotive manufacturer to implement widespread use of tablet computers as learning tools based on a stringent, didactic concept. AUDI AG currently offers apprenticeships in a total of 21 vocations. This Friday, 752 new apprentices begin their careers in Ingolstadt and Neckarsulm. In addition, 39 young employees will begin a dual study program.
  • 07/22/15
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    Audi production in Münchsmünster is picking up speed

    The new Audi production site in Münchsmünster is approximately 30 kilometers (18.6 mi) east of the main production facility in Ingolstadt. Hot and cold formed pressed parts, high tech chassis components and lightweight aluminum structural components, among others, are being produced here for the new Audi Q7. By 2017, a total of 900 employees will be working at the site and shipping out 26 million parts worldwide annually. The production site in Münchsmünster, the high tech Audi Neuburg complex and the future innovation campus (abbreviated “INCampus”) are making the Audi Ingolstadt site a key force behind growth in Bavaria.
  • 07/16/15
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    Audi celebrates topping out of new paint shop

    The Audi plant in Ingolstadt continues to grow: A new paint shop is being built in the north of the plant site. Just over a year after the start of construction, the company is now celebrating the topping out. As of June 2016, Audi employees will paint the first series car bodies for the new Audi A4.
  • 07/10/15
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    New managing director at Audi Hungaria: Peter Kössler to succeed to Dr. h.c. Thomas Faustmann

    Peter Kössler (56) has been appointed managing director of Audi Hungaria as of October 1. He will move from the automobile manufacturer’s main site in Ingolstadt, where he has been plant director for more than eight years. Kössler will succeed to Dr. h.c. Thomas Faustmann (52), who, after eleven years as managing director in Győr, will move to Neckarsulm. There, he will succeed to Fred Schulze (48) as plant director. Schulze is to become the director of the plant in Ingolstadt.
  • 07/06/15
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    Audi increases number of apprenticeships

    Audi will provide vocational training to even more young people in the future. The company plans to increase its number of apprentices from approximately 2,500 at present to more than 2,700 by 2018. The future specialists will support the company on its growth path, above all with its model and technology initiative. The additional apprenticeships also represent a commitment to the company’s sites in Germany.
  • 03/12/15
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    New home for Audi Academy

    In the best location: The Audi Academy has now found its new home between the Danube, the New Castle and the Technical University. Today, Audi inaugurated the new seminar and office building with numerous guests from the fields of politics and business. This is where the company is concentrating its many further-training activities.
  • 03/06/15
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    Audi plant uses robots to move cars

    Audi is testing systems for the intelligent factory of the future: In a pilot phase at the Audi plant in Ingolstadt that started in February, two robots independently transport cars from production to an interim storage area. From there, they later place the sorted Audi models into position according to their shipping destinations, so that logistics employees can load them onto railway wagons. Audi is now preparing the first industrial application. The company is also examining additional areas of application for such robots.
  • 02/26/15
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    Chairless Chair for improved ergonomics in Audi’s production plants

    The health of its employees has top priority for Audi. For this reason, at its plant in Neckarsulm, the company is testing a new technology that eases many assembly activities: the so-called “chairless chair.” This high-tech carbon-fiber construction allows employees to sit without a chair. At the same time, it improves their posture and reduces the strain on their legs.
  • 02/12/15
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    New human-robot cooperation in Audi’s production processes

    Direct cooperation between man and machine: At its main plant in Ingolstadt, Audi has for the first time deployed a robot that works “hand-in-hand” with humans – without a safety barrier and ideally adapted to the employees’ working cycles. It is the first human-robot cooperation at the Volkswagen Group to be applied in final assembly. This innovative technology makes work easier for the assembly employees and makes ergonomic improvements.
  • 11/25/14
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    Audi Hungaria: energy efficiency through supply of geothermal heat

    The drilling has already begun: An ultramodern geothermal plant is to be constructed in Pér, close to the Audi Hungaria factory in Győr. After going into operation in just over a year, it will supply the company with at least 82,000 megawatt hours of geothermal energy per annum and will cover about 6 percent of total heat requirements.
  • 11/21/14
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    On the line and on time: Production of the Audi A3 Sportback e-tron

    Approximately 50 cars every day, with the same timing and on the same assembly line as the other models: Audi is now ramping up production of the Audi A3 Sportback e-tron*. The premium manufacturer is producing its first plug-in hybrid model at the brand’s main plant in Ingolstadt.
  • 11/21/14
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    On the line and on time: Production of the Audi A3 Sportback e-tron

    Approximately 50 cars every day, with the same timing and on the same assembly line as the other models: Audi is now ramping up production of the Audi A3 Sportback e-tron*. The premium manufacturer is producing its first plug-in hybrid model at the brand’s main plant in Ingolstadt.
  • 11/05/14
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    Audi Hungaria: Start of production of new Audi TT Roadster

    As of today, the new generation of the Audi TT Roadster* is driving off the assembly lines at Audi Hungaria. The official starting signal was given by Rupert Stadler, Chairman of the Board of Management of AUDI AG, in the presence of numerous politicians and businesspeople including Hungary’s Prime Minister, Viktor Orbán, and the Mayor of Győr, Zsolt Borkai. After the A3 Sedan*, A3 Cabriolet* and TT Coupe*, this is the fourth Audi model to go into series production at the new automobile factory.
  • 10/21/14
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    Audi México: Inaugurado nuevo Centro de Especialización

    Un gran momento para Audi México: más de 300 invitados de alrededor del mundo celebraron hoy la inauguración del nuevo Centro de Especialización, entre ellos el Prof. h.c. Thomas Sigi, responsable de Recursos Humanos del Consejo Directivo de AUDI AG, el Dr. Hubert Waltl, responsable de Producción del Consejo de Directivo de AUDI AG, Dr. Rafael Moreno Valle, Gobernador del Estado de Puebla, Dr. Jorge Guillén, Rector de la Universidad Tecnológica de Puebla, Dr. Elías Micha Zaga, Director Adjunto de Desarrollo Regional del Consejo Nacional de Ciencia y Tecnología (CONACYT) y Prof. Dr. Maria Böhmer, Ministra Adjunta en el Ministerio de Relaciones Exteriores de la República Federal de Alemania. En el futuro, en este moderno edificio se llevarán a cabo más de 1,500 cursos anuales para empleados y becarios. Esta capacitación previa constituye la base para el inicio de la producción del sucesor del Audi Q5* en la nueva planta de San José Chiapa. En total, la plantilla de Audi México contará hasta finales de 2016 con alrededor de 3,800 empleados.
  • 10/08/14
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    Audi Logistics: 30 years of the car loading platform

    Jubilee at the Four Rings: 30 years ago today, Audi put a new loading station into operation at its site in Ingolstadt – with a car-loading platform that was unique in the European automobile industry at that time. The innovative idea for the moving platform came from an employee at Audi Logistics. Since then, approximately eight million automobiles have left the Audi plant in Ingolstadt by rail via this platform – faster and more efficiently than before.
  • 09/18/14
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    Audi TT is the best networked car

    The new Audi TT* is the best networked car in Germany. This was the finding by “auto motor und sport” and CHIP magazines in their “Car Connectivity Award.” Audi connectivity services also triumphed in four other categories. The award was presented yesterday evening in Stuttgart.
  • 09/04/14
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    US$ 22 million for environmental protection: Audi México starts water projects

    Audi México is pursuing its environmental strategy with a focus on water. In cooperation with the State of Puebla, more than 100,000 trees will be planted in the area of San Jose Chiapa. The project aims to replenish the aquifers and maintain the region’s biodiversity. This is the first of many water projects connected with the construction of the automobile plant and production of the new Audi Q5* as of the year 2016.
  • 08/30/14
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    Audi opens high-tech complex in Neuburg an der Donau

    AUDI AG is strengthening its presence in the Ingolstadt region: Audi today officially put the high-tech Audi Neuburg complex into operation after a construction period of just two years. In the presence of the Prime Minister of Bavaria, Horst Seehofer, the Mayor of the city of Neuburg an der Donau, Dr. Bernhard Gmehling, and 250 other guests of honor, the 47-hectare site was opened by Prof. Rupert Stadler, Chairman of the Board of Management of AUDI AG, Prof. Dr. Ulrich Hackenberg, Board of Management Member for Technical Development of AUDI AG, and Peter Mosch, Chairman of the General Works Council of AUDI AG. Under one roof, the complex accommodates the Competence Center Motorsport with Audi Sport customer racing, the Audi driving experience center and functions of the Technical Development division. Audi is investing a high double-digit million amount in the new site, which is approximately 20 kilometers west of the company’s main site in Ingolstadt and will provide employment for a total of 460 people.
  • 08/26/14
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    Alfons Dintner

  • 07/31/14
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    Audi México: relevo en la Presidencia el 1 de agosto

    Alfons Dintner (50) sucederá a Matthias Müller (50) a partir del 1 de agosto del presente año. Se hará cargo de la dirección del proyecto de la futura planta de Audi en San José Chiapa en México y asumirá el cargo de Presidente AUDI MÉXICO S.A. de C.V. Dintner, cuyo último puesto fue Miembro de Consejo Producción y Logística de Volkswagen de México, será el responsable en 2016 del lanzamiento del sucesor del Q5*. Matthias Müller asumirá una función directiva en el departamento de Desarrollo Técnico de AUDI AG en Ingolstadt.
  • 07/31/14
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    Audi México’s ongoing strategy: management phase to take place on August 1

    Alfons Dintner (50) is to succeed Matthias Müller (50) with effect from August 1. He is taking charge of project management for the future Audi plant in the Mexican city of San José Chiapa and will become CEO of AUDI MÉXICO S.A. de C.V. Dintner, most recently Board of Management Member for Production and Logistics at Volkswagen de México, will be responsible for the launch of the Q5* successor model in Mexico in 2016. Matthias Müller is taking on a senior position in Audi’s Technical Development in Ingolstadt.
  • 07/24/14
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    Audi wins connectivity award

    Five first-place finishes for the four rings: Those are the results of a first-ever reader survey conducted by auto motor und sport and CHIP, in which over 42,500 readers chose the best connectivity features. The awards ceremony will be held in Stuttgart on September 17.
  • 07/24/14
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    Audi Hungaria: Start of production of the new Audi TT Coupe

    The third generation of the Audi TT* and the TTS Coupe is now going into series production at AUDI HUNGARIA MOTOR Kft. Following last year’s start of production of the Audi A3 Sedan, the S3 Sedan and the new A3 Cabriolet, the new Audi TT is now also leaving the assembly lines at the automobile plant in Győr. Audi produces this model there with the full depth of manufacturing. The most impressive features of the Audi TT are its sporty character and emotive design, as well as innovative technologies in its drivetrain and its operating and display concept.
  • 07/21/14
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    The Audi A3 Sedan rolls out of the Aurangabad plant

    Audi, the German luxury car manufacturer has started production of the next big Audi - Audi A3 Sedan, at its Aurangabad plant, in the state of Maharashtra. After the Audi A6, the Audi A4, the Audi Q5, the Audi Q7 and the Audi Q3, the Audi A3 Sedan will be the sixth model to be produced at the plant. The Audi A3 Sedan will be launched in the Indian market soon.
  • 07/17/14
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    25 years of TDI: The bestseller for efficiency

    Audi is marking a very special anniversary: It was 25 years ago that the company first unveiled the TDI engine, which has since gone on to become the most successful efficiency technology on both road and racetrack. Since that time, Audi has achieved worldwide sales of around 7.5 million automobiles with a TDI engine, and at the Le Mans 24 Hours a TDI-powered model with the four rings has been first over the finishing line on eight occasions since 2006. The two latest developments in one of Audi’s main areas of innovation also embody athletic efficiency: the new, fuel-efficient 3.0 V6 TDI generation, and the Audi RS 5 TDI concept with electric charging.
  • 07/04/14
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    Audi Encounter magazine wins gold in the Best of Corporate Publishing Award

    Two gold awards and seven more nominations demonstrate the outstanding quality of Audi publications. In addition to the Encounter magazine, the app for Audi’s Annual Report also took first place amongst 700 submissions.
  • 05/14/14
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    Audi México se centra en los proveedores locales

    Audi México crea puestos de trabajo en la región TLCAN gracias a su ambiciosa estrategia de expansión. A medio plazo, un porcentaje superior al 65% de las piezas suministradas por los proveedores para el Audi Q5* deberán proceder de América del Norte y a largo plazo, incluso hasta el 90%. De este modo, en los próximos diez años se podrán crear más de 20,000 puestos de trabajo, de los cuales, alrededor de 1,000 se concentrarán en un parque de proveedores ubicado al sur de la planta de Audi en San José Chiapa. Con motivo del comienzo de las obras se reunieron hoy el Responsable de Compras en el Consejo de Dirección, el Dr. Bernd Martens y el Gobernador de Puebla, Rafael Moreno Valle Rosas. Está previsto que el parque de proveedores JIS (just in sequence) se ponga en marcha, en una primera fase, a finales de 2014. La producción en serie de la segunda generación del Audi Q5 para el mercado mundial se iniciará en 2016.
  • 04/17/14
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    Audi A3 is named 2014 World Car of the Year

    The Audi A3*, the premium compact bestseller from the brand with the four rings, is the 2014 World Car of the Year. This is the second overall title for Audi in the ten year history of the World Car of the Year Awards as the Audi A6 won the inaugural overall title in 2005. *The collective fuel consumption of all models named above and available on the German market can be found in the list provided at the end of this MediaInfo.
  • 03/28/14
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    Top score in U.S. crash test for Audi A3 Sedan

    The Insurance Institute for Highway Safety (IIHS) rated the Audi A3 Sedan* Top Safety Pick+. The new model is thus also one of the safest automobiles on the market in the U.S.A.
  • 01/22/14
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    Audi México en la senda de crecimiento

    Buen balance al inicio del nuevo año: la planta Audi en San José Chiapa muestra los avances considerados en el calendario de construcción. También, el crecimiento del personal contratado lleva buen ritmo. Para finales del año se integrarán alrededor de 1,000 nuevos colaboradores. La inauguración del nuevo Centro de Capacitación en el verano de 2014 constituye otra piedra angular. Audi México se establece entretanto como un empleador atractivo con numerosas ofertas para sus colaboradores.
  • 12/02/13
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    Audi decides on development of Q1 as a new member of the Q family

    There is to be an addition to Audi’s Q model family. The Board of Management and the Works Council of AUDI AG today announced that a new model will roll off the assembly lines in Ingolstadt as of 2016: the Q1.
  • 11/13/13
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    Audi Sport to be based in Neuburg

    An important milestone has been reached: 14 months after first breaking ground, the structural work for the new Motorsport Competence Center has been completed. In the town of Neuburg an der Donau, approximately 20 kilometers west of Ingolstadt, the topping-out ceremony is taking place today for the new home of Audi Sport. In the modern complex on the site of the Audi Driving Experience Center, Prof. Dr. Ulrich Hackenberg, Member of the Board of Management of AUDI AG for Technical Development, welcomed Roland Weigert, the District Administrator of Neuburg-Schrobenhausen, and Dr. Bernhard Gmehling, the Mayor of Neuburg, as well as the architects, planners and tradesmen. The relocation of approximately 300 Audi employees from Ingolstadt to Neuburg is due to take place in the summer of 2014.
  • 11/12/13
    Models

    Golden Steering Wheel for Audi A3 Sedan

    Gold for Audi: The new A3 Sedan is the winner of one of the most coveted awards in the automotive industry – the Golden Steering Wheel 2013. This year there were a total of 49 candidates for the award, the winner of which is chosen jointly by the readers of “Auto Bild” and “Bild am Sonntag” together with a panel of experts. The Audi A3 Sedan came out on top in the “Middle Class” category.
  • 06/10/13
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    Flood aid: AUDI AG donates €1 million

    AUDI AG is to help the victims of the heavy flooding. The company is spontaneously making an amount of €1 million available for the persons affected. This donation has been approved by the Audi Board of Management. In addition, the Works Council will appeal for donations to be made by the members of the workforce.
  • 05/16/13
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    Audi publishes its first Corporate Responsibility Report

    At the Annual General Meeting of AUDI AG, the company presented its Corporate Responsibility Report 2012, in which it reports on targets and activities in the field of sustainability. Audi intends to take a leading role also in this respect. The company assumes responsibility in the five key areas of products, environment, employees, society and business operations.
  • 05/04/13
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    AUDI AG: Laying of foundation stone for new plant in San José Chiapa, Mexico

    AUDI AG is strengthening its successful growth path in the North American market with a new plant in San José Chiapa, Mexico. With today’s laying of the foundation stone in the federal state of Puebla, the official starting signal has been given for construction work on Audi’s first own car factory on the North American continent. Investment of more than € 900 million here in the next two years will result not only in a body shop, paint shop and assembly line, but also in a new press shop. Starting in mid-2016, the successor generation of the successful SUV model, Audi Q5, will drive off the assembly lines.
  • 11/09/12
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    New Audi Computing Center is now online

    After a three-year construction phase, the new Audi Computing Center is now online. It hosts all main IT applications for the around 51,000 computer users at Audi. Audi connect services, which Audi drivers can use to call up current traffic information and access social networks on the Internet, also run on the Audi IT servers. In addition, the TÜV Rheinland inspection authority has just given special recognition to the computing center for its energy efficiency.

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